Everyone’s already crazy about mezcal and tequila, but pulque? Now that’s a new hip word to roll on your tongue. The traditional Mexican spirit has been described as “mezcal’s lesser known sister spirit” and is making a name for itself at the Pop-Up Pulqueria, hosted by Mezcalistas, the go-to resource for all things mezcal.
Pulque is a milky alcoholic beverage made of fermented agave nectar. Pulque’s taste is hard to describe, and while related to mezcal, the taste is distinctly different. It has the smell of cacti and a aloe-like texture – past that, we’d recommend you try it for yourself.
The Old Bus Tavern, Bernal Heights’ new-ish watering hole, is hosting a pulque pop-up on Sunday, March 6th, initiated by the Mezcalistas. From 4-7 pm you’ll be able to learn about the history of pulque from expert Salvador Gonzales, taste the impossible-to-get-in-the-U.S drink in pure and cocktail form and nibble on delicious bites. Tickets, $35, which includes the lecture, tastings and a bowl of hearty pozole to balance all the alcohol, are available here.